The Cancer Center at NYP/Queens provides a comprehensive program of cancer services in a comfortable environment that is close to home for Queens residents. As a result, more Queens patients choose our center than any other cancer program in the metropolitan area.
Just the thought of having cancer can be a frightening and confusing prospect - but every day, there is more good news. Some cancers once considered deadly can now be cured, and we are making steady progress in our ability to fight the others.
The Cancer Center's greatest strength is in its people, whose expert qualifications have made it the regional leader in cancer care. The center's physicians do more than provide treatment. They have a deep commitment to education and research that allows them to employ the latest advancements in treatment.
The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons recently reissued its stamp of approval with eight commendations to The Cancer Center at NYP/Queens. NYP/Queens is one of only three Commission on Cancer-approved programs in Queens County.
The approvals program, established by the American College of Surgeons in 1932, sets the highest standards for cancer programs and reviews the programs every three years to make sure they conform to those standards.
The Commission on Cancer (COC) has approved The Cancer Center at NYP/Queens since 1987. Of the several levels of approval available from the Commission on Cancer, NYP/Queens received the highest level of approval by meeting all 36 standards of excellence. The report states the reasons for commendation, including: "impressive improvements implemented each year" and “very active community outreach program."
According to recent cancer care statistics, 80 percent of cancer patients in the nation seek their care at cancer centers approved by the Commission on Cancer. Of the 5,500 cancer programs in the country, only one-fourth are granted approval by the Commission on Cancer.
Whether an individual faces a possible cancer diagnosis, or has been diagnosed with cancer, it is very stressful. Beyond questions and concerns about the disease, questions may arise such as “what do I do next?,” “how am I going to get to my appointment?,” and “how am I going to pay for this?”
The good news is NYP/Queens offers a free service — via the Cancer Center Patient Navigation Program — to answer these questions, and provide solutions and guidance to our patients during their cancer care experience. Click here to read more about the program.
Look Good Feel Better
The "Look Good Feel Better" group for breast cancer patients sponsored by the American Cancer Society meets every other month in the Arnold Center for Radiation Oncology. For the schedule, click here.